HETAS summarises the key findings of a recent report into the impact of domestic wood burning. This article offers an explanation and summary of the following piece of recent industry research: Mitchell, E.J.S., Cottom. J.W., Phililips, D. (2019). A review of the impact of domestic combustion on UK air quality. Independent report commissioned for HETAS, Read More…
HETAS launches the first full Ecodesign Compliant appliance scheme
The findings of a new independent scientific review commissioned by HETAS and supported by the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA), have drawn attention to the uncertainty around how much domestic burning contributes to UK air pollution. The Clean Air Strategy 2019 currently attributes 38% of UK particulate matter emissions to the domestic burning of solid fuel. Read More…
On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill. Here the HETAS team explains the finer details of the Environment Bill and what impact it will have on our industry.
The HETAS Unsafe Situations Proceduce (HUSP) was introduced in November 2018 and has become quickly established as the industry recognised “Unsafe Situations Procedure” for Solid Fuel and Biomass.
Sussex Air, a partnership of all district councils in Sussex, is looking to gather information about solid fuel (wood & coal) use in the region. The purpose of the partnership is to: Help Local Authorities to meet their statutory obligations to assess and report on local air quality. Provide information to the public on air Read More…
One of the requirements of being a HETAS registrant is that your business insurance meets the minimum levels of cover for your industry. This means that you must have a minimum of £2 million public liability cover in your policy. HETAS Insurance Services has worked closely with insurers to ensure that the cover we offer meets those requirements.
HETAS has put its support behind a safety initiative at schools in Abkhazia, an independent state situated in the north-western corner of Georgia.
At the end of September HETAS opened an additional direct route for applicants to register for its Approved Chimney Sweep scheme.
On Monday 14th October at the state opening of Parliament, the Queen’s Speech made reference to Environmental principles becoming enshrined in law, measures to improve air, water quality, tackle plastic pollution & restore habitats, new legally-binding environmental improvement targets & independent regulator all in new Environment Bill.